Grateful Dead

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On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, OR and reunited with the Merry Pranksters for a common cause – to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. A stage was erected under the hot Oregon sun at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds, tickets were printed on the fronts of the Creamery’s yogurt labels, and the rest is history…

  Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/Blu-ray (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/DVD (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Vinyl (4LP 180 gram) Retail 3CD/DVD

Complete 8/27/72 Concert Audio

Sunshine Daydream Concert Film


Bonus Documentary


40 Page Book


Courtenay Pollock Tie-dye Slipcase


Individually Numbered/Limited Edition

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Limited Edition of 5,000



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mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
A lesson learned and noted for future reference.

If you ordered this show from in any capacity it seems there is being a bone thrown to others. As I just read about the amazon mp3 download included with purchase plus free shipping in previous post. & now grateful dead Facebook page has posted if you buy vinyl or cd combo at local record store, the 22 inch tie die poster will be given as a free add-on. Funny, somebody even asked on Facebook how they can get the poster since they don't live near a record store. The page administrator responded in nearly record time, stating you can order it from in limited quantity, i believe only 500. But when numerous others asked only moments later if would be included in preorders from, to no surprise there was no response. Sad thing is most of the independent record store owners will get an overflow of posters and probably just end up putting these on sale at websites such as eBay. I am also really confused why I could not cancel my order? This was weeks ago and now I have heard about these other perks. I will definitely enjoy this release, but I do not enjoy the tactics of Rhino.

davey concepcion for hall of fame's picture
Joined: Aug 7 2007

Hola -

Received shipping notice on Friday. Got to office. Large box on desk. Opened box. Inflated plastic filler. Contents: 2 Oregon Dead bumper stickers. Where was the LPs and DVD? Hmmmmm.

Rhino most be highly profitable. Assume LPs and DVD will be shipped in a trunk.


mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
Wow, u think would throw in an extra bone for ordering

Through them. I usually order my GD products from them, but lately I am beginning to look at other avenues for getting GD merchandise. A few years ago they would thrown in a bonus disc with practically every release or include a t-shirt. I remember getting a t-shirt with Dicks picks 25 that had all the picks listed on the back plus a steal your face logo on left chest. With dicks pick 25 so far written around the stealie. & a great closing of winterland T with the ice blue rose, same as album cover art. Both made by Gildan activeware. definitely not a expenseive brand. Hopefully we get a few bones tossed our way or at least free shipping. The state I live in has sales tax, so I get hit with a double whammy. Shipping and tax. Rhino execs who call the shots, I am not asking for much, but help out the ones that help you, at least every now and then.

Joined: Nov 3 2010
Sunshine Daydream LP and Blu-ray set

Got my shipping notice today.No download from dead dot net though.That kinda sucks.

tuna station's picture
Joined: Nov 10 2010
shipped from amazon

got the shipping notice this morning. they included a mp3 download with it. that should hit around midnight so hopefully i'll be enjoying it on the ride into work tomorrow.

tennessee john's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2013
Done Deal

I'm a single father who gets no child support, and just had to shell out for braces. So after much personal anguish, I had to settle for the workingman's version. Nashville and Memphis are the closest record stores, and are both 110 miles away. Working 10 hours and driving on Tuesday is not an option, so I went through Amazon. Free shipping option means it will probably be Friday or Saturday before I receive it. It comes with AutoRip, so I can listen to it in my Cloud Player as soon as the mp3 version is released. I'm getting this one mainly for the DVD, so I can live without all the extras in the deluxe. That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

reijo29's picture
Joined: Jun 18 2012
Official Release Eras

I am of the belief that the reason a lot of 80's is not released (until 89) is the quality of the recordings for the most part. If they had Betty board analogue type 80's tapes most people could deal with the somewhat subpar playing at times (mostly from 83 to 86). The 90's also have a lot weak playing & weak digital recordings. Couple that with the processed midi guitar sounds (& lack of regular straight guitar tube amp generated distortion) that make it hard to release. Though the the Bass playing is exceptionally good in any era, it never sounds as warm as it does in all the Betty board 70's releases. I attended many late 80's thru 90's shows & Phil's bass had a tremendous live presence that just did not translate well to the cassette or later DAT recordings. The only exception being the multitrack 1980 Dead Set era & 1989-90 without a net era recordings.....Lastly I was pleasantly surprised by the Dave's volume 7. Great energy throughout & quality sound.

Joined: Aug 13 2007
Shipped !!!!!

Got my shipping notification during the night. I ordered UPS 2-day shipping. I hope this gets to me by Tuesday and not Wednesday, but at least it won't be later than Wednesday.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Videography vs. Discography

I usually agree with Spacebrother's calls for a more evenly balanced release of different CD's of concert's from era's other than just the 70's, even though my personal favorite shows tend to come from pre-hiatus 70's, but I don't think it's appropriate to view this release through that lens. This show is all about the Sunshine Daydream Video, and while the Dead's Discography is biased towards the 70's the Videography is if anything biased towards the later eras.

Not counting the couple odds and ends that were released exclusively on VHS or Laser Disc long ago there have been (to my knowledge):

2 Releases from the 1960's (The Dead's spot on Playboy After Dark in Anthem to Beauty-1969, and a couple songs from Woodstock on the Blu-Ray Exclusive 40th Anniversary release-1969)

6 Releases from the 70's (three songs on A night at the Family Dog-1970, Festival Express-1970, Sunshine Daydream-1972, The Grateful Dead Movie-1974, Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978, and The Closing of Winterland-1978)

7 Releases from the 80's (Dead Ahead-1980, So Far-1985, View From the Vault IV-1987, Ticket to New Years-1987, Truckin' Up to Buffalo-1989, Crimson White & Indigo-1989, and Downhill From Here-1989)

3 Releases from the 90's (View From the Vault-1990, View From the Vault III-1990, and View From the Vault II-1991)

And the bonus disc for the All The Years Combine box set featuring songs from the late 80's and early 90's.

Vince has substantially more representation than Pigpen and TC and not that much less than Keith, while the Brent Era is actually the most plentiful.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
E72 releases

Actually, if I were to count the original E72 release, the Complete box set, the individual show releases, E72 Vol 2, Rockin' The Rhein, Steppin' Out, Hundred Year Hall, the Dark Star Record Store day single and the Bickershaw Festival '72 various artists compilation, that would make 32 individual releases just from this particular tour. This raises the number from 35 to 37 overall releases from 1972.

If it helps, I didn't include the Complete box music only edition...


*(note - this is by no means a complaint. I for one would like to see every single show in the vault released, regardless of the quality, year, era and completeness of the recordings and even multiple sources from the same show if they sound different from each other)


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